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Dangerous and undemocratic’: Edmonton draft bylaw restricts protests, bans spitting and biking on grass – Edmonton Sun

Feb 13, 2024

Restrictions for protests, spitting in public, and biking on parkland grass could be in store for Edmonton if city council approves a new bylaw this week.

The public spaces bylaw, up for review at city hall this week, regulates what behaviours are allowed in public places. Organizing or participating in an event or protest without a permit with 50 or more attendees could land Edmontonians a $250 fine. Someone caught spitting in public, or biking off a designated park pathway on the grass could be ticketed $250 as well. The bylaw also adds fines for public drug use, panhandling, and loitering on transit, among other offences.

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